Indian Wells in Photos: March 10

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 /by


Michael Chang must miss the spotlight; he began Monday by photo-bombing Roger Federer.


Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils started the day with a laugh. Stan ended the day a winner; Gael did not.


There are selfies, and then there are "Tommy Robredo-is-standing-right-behind-me-OMG!!!" selfies.


While Caro practiced, Rory went on doggie duty with Ricky.


Grigor Dimitrov couldn't help getting some Ricky love, either.


He's always had the flair and the game; now Alexandr Dolgopolov has the big win, over Rafael Nadal, to prove it.


Nadal made a great comeback from 2-5 in the third, only to get cautious with the lead in the tiebreaker. "He played better than me," Rafa said afterward.


Camila Giorgi doing what they teach you to do as a junior, and what so many pros don't do: Cutting off the angle on her return.


Maria Sharapova loves the desert sun, but couldn't find her way out of the shadows yesterday.


Fabio Fognini, though, emerged from the same shadows, saving two match points to beat Monfils.


Federer says he feels "Zen on the court." He must feel even better now that Nadal is out of his half.


With most players, the coach comes out and does the talking. Not with Ana Ivanovic.


A proactive-in-pink Sloane Stephens beat Ivanovic in straight sets.


Dolgopolov improvising gracefully.


The big attraction last night was a Fedrinka—or should that be Rogislas?—sighting on Stadium 2. They advanced over Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic in two tiebreakers.


Wawrinka alerts Federer that one of his Rolex commercials is playing on the big screen above.


Rog can't watch...

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Photographs by Anita Aguilar


Is Indian Wells the fifth Grand Slam? Is Grigor Dimitrov the next Roger Federer? Plus, instruction and gear advice, and a look at the lighter side of the game, in this week's Tennis Tuesday.

 

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